Need advice , business is failing
I need some help, My business is struggling. Warning, this post is very long.
Some background: I moved to Baltimore in the summer of 2010. I did not have have a vehicle at the time, so my clientele was limited which i was okay with . Plus I had school full time. This year, I bought a vehicle so my options should greatly expand since I can travel further distances. Unfortunately that has not happened. I only advertise on craigslist. Craigslist has been good in term of bringing customers. But this year, I haven't gotten that much response from my craigslist ads. Craig list does not seem to bring in the kind of clientele I want. Most want to pay way under $100. Those who want to pay $100 tend to have mansions. My prices are very affordable. Anywhere between $60 - $150 which I'm thinking is way too low. I only want to clean one home a day. Where else can i advertise? Yelp wants me to pay them $300, and based on customer reviews it does not seem worth since a lot of the customers did not want to pay anything reasonable. Flyer never worked for me. Google also has ad words but that is too expensive. It like $2.50 per click. They gave me $100 free trial and I did not receive one call from it. Any realistic suggestions out there? Especially from those living in Baltimore